Happy Thanksgiving

Today is one of the most important day of the year it’s the beginning of the holidays. The house is quiet and I’m already have the turkey in the oven. We will have thanksgiving lunch, since my daughter in law has to work. The Thanksgiving dinner reunion for the rest of the family will be tonight at my nephew’s home.

This was my dad’s favorite holiday and it’s been 12 days since he passed. I can’t stop crying when I look at his bedroom and today it will be a tough one. I don’t want the kids to notice I’m getting depressed all over again. They are expecting to see a few decorations and to listen to my Christmas songs.

I hope I can get the strength to at least have something done for them. I know in my heart; my dad would like for me to move on. However, I miss him and my heart feels sadness.

To the ones who celebrated this holiday, Happy Thanksgiving and cherish every moment.

My 7 Magic Words!

Success, who wasn’t want to be successful? We want to accomplish our dreams and feel complete at the top of the world.

Forgiveness, this one is important. We all make mistakes and once a while, we can hurt someone’s feelings. Asking for forgiveness and forgive from the bottom of our heart it makes us a better person.

Love, without love we will not feel compassion. We will act like robots with no feeling and emotions. We need to care not only for us, but for others. This will bring the peace we all need.

Relax; we need to take a “me time”. We need to take time to recharge our energy, to clear up our minds. I take my “me time” reading, watching a good movie, writing, or just resting taking a nap.

Happiness, this can be when we achieved our dreams, having our family close, a good health, reading an amazing book, having the perfect job. It can be anything that makes you happy and your life easier.

Thank you, one of the perfect words. This one will let you appreciate what others are done for you and what God or the Universe has given to us.

Pray, this goes together with the word pray. The appreciation and the gratitude for what we have received.




Seven Wonders

Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?

Thanks for the great idea, Mati!








Happy Veteran’s Day!

veteransI dedicated this day to all who have served and those who are serving now. To my husband who retired from the service, who dedicated his 25 years to protected our country. To my brother, my cousin, and my uncle who served and retired. To my nephew who is now serving. Thank you, to all you who dedicated your live for our freedom.

God Bless Our Military!




What is missing?

Recently I have been having a tough time besides having writers block (can’t even come with a sentence). I’m feeling lonely, sad, and depressed. Yes I know life isn’t perfect and I can’t expect to be happy at all time. But I don’t want to have those feelings.

I have always been grateful for everything I have and some days I’m just feel fine.

I’m a catholic and a woman with an immense faith.  When I was younger, I used to sing in the choir, write the bulletin every week, and help the church to raise money.  I like reading the bible, listens to Christian music, and pray every day.  What is missing in my life?

I have been blessed with health, with a wonderful job, and the bills are getting paid. My husband has his dream job; I have a nice home where I raised my children and now my grandkids. I’m grateful for having my dad moved into my home and two of my siblings just moved closer to us. My kids are happy with their lives. My three grandkids make me smile and they are my life. Why I feel empty, disorganized. What is missing?

I wish all the negativity, the depression goes away. I want to be able to finish my draft, keep taking my online classes, and keep updating my posts. I’m trying to do my best and follow my doctor’s order; getting some rest, eat healthy, exercise, and take my medication.  I just have to believe that everything will be fine. That I will find what is missing and I will be blessed with happiness.


my daily gratitude

Every morning I list things I’m grateful for and also at night I will thank for all the good things I receive for that day. So I started to check on my daily gratitude for the past few months just to notice some of the things that appear often in my journal are:
1- My husband (married for 31 years)
2- My kids and grandkids
3- My home
4- Food on my plate
5- My job
6- Being able to take care of my elderly dad ( just move into my home for the past two years)
7- Being able to take online classes ( for the past two years and they are free)
8- My health
9- My blog (I love to write but some days I have writers block)
10- My dog (she’s a mix miniature dachshund and Pomeranian, five years old, her name is Taina)

For all this wonderful gifts I’m thankful.
I’m grateful for what I have at this moment and for what I will have tomorrow.

What are you grateful for today?

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Happy Father’s day!

To my dad, I want to thank you for always being kind, respectful, and for keeping food on our table. Thank you for the love and for everything you have done for all of us. Today, I’m taking care of you with all my love.

To my father in law, you have been my second dad. You keep the family together and strong. You are funny and hilarious, keeping everyone smiling. Thank you for encouraging and being positive for all of us and for your smile.

To my husband, you are an amazing husband and a father always caring and supporting the kids and the grandkids. We all love you.

And to my son, for the past seven years, you have been shown me how excellent, loving, and kind you are as a dad. And thank you for following your dad and your grandpa’s steps.


Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day to be thankful and grateful for all the things we have during the year. I’ve a lot to be thankful for and spending time with my family it’s one of them.

I love Thanksgiving! It’s the beginning of the most beautiful time of the year and my favorite holiday. This is the holiday we don’t have to exchange gifts. We just share recipes, spend time together, watch football, and enjoy the good food.

Since early in the morning, my husband and I will be in the kitchen. Among cooking we will and watch the Macy’s parade. My family will arrive after 2pm and they will enjoy the football game. I’ve a great menu to prepare (of course), turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rice, the delicious pie, flan, rice pudding (puertorican style), cookies and the finishing touch a glass of wine or beer for the grown-ups and a fruity punch for the kids. Yummy!

This is what I’m grateful for. We are blessed!

My family loves Thanksgiving, too. They love making beautiful memories, taking pictures, and have a fun day.

“I will reflect on the joys of life”. After I went through with breast cancer my family is my priority. I’m blessed to spend time with them and enjoy life.

I would like to wish each and every one a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your love ones!
~See you soon~




Counting our blessings!



How many of us love to count their blessings during the holiday season? I do.

All started it a few years ago when  some of my friends from Facebook  will post from the entire month  of November their daily blessings.  I will read them and press the like button. I didn’t write mine, but I will compare with my owns experiences and of course some of them sound better that my owns. So this year I thought  I should  enjoy my friends and started counting my blessings. What a surprise I got. I realized I did have a lot for thanks for and I had been blessed with lots of things of mine owns.

Then I got this book “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne and that’s where everything starts to make more sense to me.  I started it to learn how to use the word “gratitude” and the word “thank you”.  Writing my daily blessing  from what I have in the past, my present,  and I will have in the future  has been a big change in my life.

The more sincerely and more deeply grateful you feel, the more you received. Yes, this statement  is true.

Counting my blessings will not be just for the month of November it will be for the rest of my life. I do love the changes and the feeling of happiness I’m been having at this moment.

I’m truly blessed for what I have today and I will have tomorrow.

Thank you for my health I feel wonderful.

Thank you for my family, they are my life and they make me very happy.

Thank you for my job because is my dream job and I work with wonderful people.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take care of my elderly dad. He is a wonderful man.

Thank you for my husband of 30 years of marriage. He is my best friend, he makes me feel like a queen, and thanks to him I’m a better person.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone and enjoy the happier days!